In this thoroughly revised new edition, with eleven new chapters and substantial updates to all others, Rowan Bayne and Gordon Jinks expertly combine the professional and academic aspects of applied psychology. The contributing authors, all experts in their field, provide authoritative and engaging overviews of their areas of expertise and an important range of perspectives. Applied Psychology: Research, Practice and New Directions, Second Edition is organized into three parts. The first part is a general context for applied psychology including a discussion of questions about evidence based practice. The second part discusses practice and training in a plethora of areas of applied psychology, including all of the traditional routes (for e.g. clinical, health and educational psychology) eight ‘relative newcomers’ to the field (for e.g. sport and forensic) and four areas not always regarded as applied psychology: counseling, coaching, careers guidance and lecturing. The innovative third part is a roundtable of expert practitioners commenting on the new directions they would like to see in their areas of applied psychology.
Chapter 7: Health Psychology
Health psychology emphasises the role of psychological factors in the cause, progression and consequences of health and illness.
(Ogden, 2001: 6)
Placing psychology at the heart of contemporary understandings of health and illness may seem self-evident now during the second decade of the twenty-first century. However, the presumption that mind and body are interconnected in relation to health and illness confirms the impact that psychologists ...